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    Fixing chomped Plastic lures

    Like Bulldogs and the like, can you instead of glue can you just use your Pocket Torch, Would that work or just get messy? Would fishing glue be the best bet for this? Just asking. Thanks All

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    I use a soldering gun with a flat paddle tip...works great

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    I meant for on the spot repairs.

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    Mend-It works really well. it would work on the spot, but it takes a while to set. i have seen on the spot repairs with a torch and old knife. heat the knife and use the knife to fuse the plastic back together. I've seen repairs made with just a cigarette lighter, but it's tricky. the plastic will start burning on its own if it gets too hot.
    Dave

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    Pocket torch or one of those Butane lighters that shoots out a flame similar to the torch. Pretty much the same thing. You can get those lighters at tobacco shops. They're handy and compact, and yes, they work well with soft plastics.

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    Thanks I have a Pocket Torch Best 1.99 I ever spent.

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    I've used a propane torch, a heated butter knife and various adhesives to keep my soft rubber baits going. I have on a couple of occasions even used electrical zip ties. I try to keep good lures working as long as I possibly can. Sooner or later these lures get so chewed up that there is nothing left to work with in order to restore them.

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    Such is the life of Musky Fishing I guess

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